As one of the state’s biggest employment generators, Oklahoma City and the aviation and aerospace defense industry go hand in hand.
Oklahoma City’s impact on aviation is nothing new – in fact, the industry is embedded in our DNA. Less than 20 years after Oklahoma City was settled during the Land Run of 1889, pioneering individuals were pushing the boundaries of aviation and bringing what was then a new form of transportation to the Sooner State.
First held in 1909, the Paris Air Show is the world’s largest aerospace exhibition in the world. Like years past, the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber will head to Paris from June 17 to 23 as part of an effort to promote the industry in our state with the Oklahoma Department of Commerce.
The free, family-friendly event will be highlighted by the Blue Angels' first appearance at the show since 2007.
Throughout the decades of Tinker's history, countless people have contributed to the success of the base.
The base delivers an economic impact of $3.51 billion to the state while providing airpower for America.
Canadians have been stationed at Tinker AFB since 1979.